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{friday 5}

Top (under $25) | Denim (manic monday) | Sunglasses (under $25) | Necklace (set of 5 for $10)

Happy Friday the 13th + Full Moon. You better bust out all your crystals and sage. Shit’s might get wild tonight! Ha!

I keep reading about the “Harvest Moon” tonight. The first full moon that’s been visible across the U.S. since 2000. They say it wont happen again till 2049. So make sure you check it out.

Weekend Plans: WE. HAVE. ABSOLUTELY. NOTHING! Which means I’ll probably jam pack it with all kinds of random shit!

5 things I’m loving this week……

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{mini closet clean out}

Tee ($12) | Skirt ($20)| Booties sold out // similar | Sunglasses | Rope Bracelet

It’s Thursday friends. The HOT as hell weekend is almost here. Almost, almost, makes me not that excited for the best two days of the week after reading the weather forecast. 108 degrees. Sickening! We are going to head to the coast for a bit and get some vitamin sea. And cooler temps.

I was looking in my closet the other day. Had one of those “I hate everything I own” kinda days. Which is absolutely ridiculous. But, we all have those days, right? Next thing I know, I’m pulling shit out and throwing it on my bed.

And it got me thinking. Why wait for spring to start cleaning? I like + NEED to do it seasonally. And since the famous Nordstrom #nsale has me dreaming of fall trends, I’m ready to make room and get rid of some shit I really don’t need.

Scroll down for some tips on how I purge my closet each season. Pack away the things you wont need for a few months so you can really see the clothes you have + love. And make a list of items you need to fill in the gaps. Grab a good bottle of wine. And spend the hot ass weekend doing some much needed closet clean out. I promise you wont regret it!

Remember that one time I did the Marie Kondo Method? You can read all about it right here: {weekend notes} I recommend reading the book and doing some research before you take on a project like this one. Shared more about it here: {let’s kon marie} Or what about the time {i gave up shopping for 30 days…kinda} I sourced all kinds of great closet goodies that I have and love.

Things you really need to get rid of NOW……

Music + Wine

Before you get started….Put on some good ass music. This is no time for Adele! You’re gonna need some of that good mood music. And a BIG ass glass of wine. Hell, just bring the whole bottle into your room! Getting tips might make some purging decisions a little easier. Just saying.

The Skinny Jeans

And I’m not chatting about the skinny legged jeans we all own and love to death. Keep those sis! What about those jeans you’ve been packing around for years. Maybe even since…..high school? Those ones you once wore. But you can now hardly get one leg into? The ones before you had #hellakids. Yeah, those skinny jeans. Live in the present girlfriend and ditch those never-gonna-wear again jeans. Better yet, gather them up and head to Madewell or J.Crew. They will give you a $20 voucher for each pair of old ass jeans. Not matter what condition they are in. Then next time you’re in the market for new pair of denim…you turn it in and save yo self some money honey!

Open Your Bra + Underwear Drawer
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{let’s have more fun on summer weekdays}

Rainbow Sweater Tank | Denim Skirt ($16) | Clogs ($40) | Sunglasses | Rope Bracelet

The days are long but the years are short. I get it. But, so is the summer. Sometimes waiting for the weekends to do all the things summer is just straight up torture. Saturday’s + Sunday’s are great and all, don’t get me wrong. But, why not have just a little more fun on the weekdays too?

By the way…..

There are only like 35 days left of summer before school starts.

45 days till Fall.

and brace yourself…..

160 days till Christmas!

Here are 5 simple things that I, for one, would normally reserve for the weekend. I’ve decided to switch it up and make my weekday vibes a little brighter and really take in the summer days….

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{#nsale}

SHOP: Chambray Top (40% off) | White Denim Shorts (40% off)| Sunnies

Today is a great day because:

  1. It’s FRIDAYYYYY!
  2. The BIGGEST and best sale of the year starts today! Nordstrom Anniversary sale. AKA #nsale

I’m sure you’re being inundated with all the things Nordy’s today. But, this is kind of a big deal.

Here’s some info for those of you shopping the sale today…….

Early Access for Cardholders: July 12 – July 18 (online + in store)

Public Access: July 19 – August 4 (online + in store)

Pro Tip: I’ll update this post again with new finds and treasures once the sale goes live for Public Access. Make sure to visit this post again for all the live updates.  You may want to order things right away instead of leaving them in your cart for a long time, because they WILL sell out. Nordstrom has free shipping and returns, plus you can choose the Buy Online and Pick-Up in Store option while adding items to your cart. When you do an in-store pick-up, Nordstrom is offering a $10 Nordstrom Reward PER ORDER! I usually end up having a few orders to be able to shop while they’re in stock.

If you are NOT a cardholder, you can apply today and have immediate access to the sale before it hit the Public next Friday. That’s one whole week. Nordstrom Card Application: Norstrom Card

I’m sharing all my top picks with you today!

Happy shopping everyone!

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{5 recipes I’m excited to try}

Shorts (BOGO 50% off) | Top | Sandals | Sunglasses | Rope Bracelet ($5)| Puka Shell Bracelet

I thought it would be fun to share some recipes I have my eye on. Does anyone else love a beautiful cookbook? They’re not only great to style your kitchen or coffee table. But, some of them have amazing recipes inside too…lol! Here are a few of my favorite “pretty” cookbooks with recipes that I’ve got on my list to make ASAP!

Today is a hodgepodge, we’re also chatting about the Target BOGO 50% off shorts sale below too. And you had better beleive my bermuda shorts in this photo are included. Can I get a Whoop Whoop!

Teriyaki Bowls

From Gwyneth Paltrow’s newest cookbook: The Clean Plate

Chicken Teriyaki over a bead of cauli rice. It just looks so healthy + fresh. Exactly what I’m looking for in summertime recipes. You can find the recipe here: Teriyaki Bowls

Mexican Cobb Salad
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{weekend notes}

Tank (on sale) | Skirt | Heels | Clutch (similar) | Sunglasses

Just another manic Monday. I wish it was Sunday. Cause that’s my fun day! We had the most relaxing weekend. One that we really needed. When someone asked what I did over the weekend…..Umm, wine + sleep. Repeat. Ha! And are you even truly hungover if you don’t watch 5 hours of TV? I say NO! Let’s just say, I got caught up on 12 episodes of Beverly Hills Housewives…lol! And it was amazing.

Intentions for the Week:

  • Old Navy Try-On
  • Weight Watchers weigh-in
  • Master blueberry scones
  • Chat about my lemon obsession
  • Share cute summer tops under $25
  • Put the finishing touches on our summer bucket list
  • Maintenance appointments: get our pearly whites cleaned + get blonde AF
  • Summerland Whoop-Whoop!
  • Bike rides
  • Trader Joe’s burger throw-down

This week on xoxostacyb: Bramuda shorts….yep, I’m diggin them. Recipes I’m excited to try. Spillin the tea on new Trader Joe’s goodies. And our Summer Bucket List.

Highlights from the weekend…..

Cheers to the Freakin Weekend. Dad’s ready to party on a Friday night.

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{list of loves}

Dress (on sale) | Clogs (on sale) | Choker | Sunglasses | Clutch (similar)

Congrats! We made it to Friday! Some weeks (like this week) it truly feels like an accomplishment, am I right?

I was inspired by Ginger Parrish to do a list of loves. ALL THE THINGS big, small, yummy and random that I’m currently diggin! Maybe I’ll do it seasonally? Let me know what you think?!?!

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{spring shoes}

Dress | Denim Jacket (on sale) | Clogs (on sale) | Sunglasses | Bracelet (on sale) | Necklace

I got 99 problems, but shoes aint one! In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve added a couple new pairs of kicks to the family. First, I pulled the trigger on the Free People Mont Blanc Sandals. Which I scored for $50. It was one of those good ol meant to be moments. They were the ONLY pair left. And just so happened to be in my exact size. Meant to be, right? Then last week the Strappy Clog Sandal that I’ve had my eye on, went on maj sale. I’m talking more than 60% off. It was love at first sight.

To be 100% honest though, shoes are not my weakness. I’m rather picky when it comes to shoes.

1 – because they are typically an investment

2 – when I find a pair of shoes I LOVE, it’s all I will wear

3 – they have to be comfy AF…I don’t mess around

Now fun, cute tops + jeans…..they are for sure the thing I can’t say no to.

With these two new recent additions, I’d say my shoe game is on point for the summer. I will run these puppies into the ground.

Dress | Denim Jacket (on sale) | Clogs (on sale) | Sunglasses | Bracelet (on sale) | Necklace

And just to set the record straight……having my photo taken while in public will NEVER, ever not feel super awkward. Like, what did I have my eye on in that bush? And this one here. Doesn’t it look like I’m about to knock someone out with my fist?

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{weekend notes}

Well hello to the Monday-ist Tuesday there ever was!

Question: If you could drop everything today, and travel anywhere in the world…..where would you go?

Mine will forever be Italy. I love experiencing new places. Near or far! Taking photos. Walking around. Currently suffering from Major Wanderlust, can you tell? But, sitting at this beach did the trick this weekend.

Intentions for the Week:

  • Work on our Summer Bucket List
  • Dedicate an evening to all our fave self care
  • Plan out Bay’s summer (babysitting + camps + vacay’s)
  • Make some bomb.com dinner’s
  • Finish Girl, Stop Apologizing (such a great book)
  • American Eagle Try-On…they’ve got some cute shit!!!
  • Finishing touches on the front porch
  • Father’s Day gift guide for all the dudes in our lives
  • Count my Macros + log everything
  • Chill Out!

This week on xoxostacyb: You got my {Italian Salad} yesterday, and I truly apologize that it posted without the actual recipe yesterday. On my end it looked as though everything was just so, but I used a “page break” instead of a “read more” option. Which cut off the ingredients + directions. It’s corrected now! Other posts coming this week….my front porch refresh. Some fun dresses that wont break the bank. And maybe even a salmon recipe.

Highlights from the long weekend…..

We stopped at Bridal Veil Falls on our way to Tahoe Friday. It was the largest I’ve ever seen it in my years of driving to the cabin.

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